Already a legend before it has even hits the streets, we've seen the Skyline successor earn itself a place amongst the Nurburgring elite in plain GT-R guise. Now, Nissan is preparing an even more extreme lightweight version known as the GT-R Spec V...

The flood gates have been cracked open by French owned publication, Road&Track, on the Nissan GT-R Spec V. Already a legend before it has even hits the streets, we've seen the Skyline successor earn itself a place amongst the Nurburgring elite in plain GT-R guise. Now, Nissan is preparing an even more extreme lightweight version known as the GT-R Spec V. Altogether, the Spec V loses 200 lbs (90 kg) and gains 40hp.

Brace yourself: 520 hp at 6500 rpm, 440 lb.-ft. (596 Nm) of torque all the way from 3200 to 5200 rpm, 3615 lbs. (1640 kg), arrives early 2009, 2-seater, cost $130,000 USD, and reportedly laps the Ring faster than 7m 30 sec. - a dummy spec given the GT-R already does it in 7:29. Therefore, its a safe bet that the Spec V will crush the Corvette ZR-1 at 7 min 26 sec, despite the price almost doubling.

According to the other French owned magazine, Car & Driver, the GT-R Spec V will be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in October with sales to commence as soon as December for the Japanese market.

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